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A priest sometime was in Rome me cleped Saturnine
Life of St Saturninus, in one MS of the South English Legendary — in couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: Saturninus, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 235v-236v
First Lines:
A prest somtyme was in rome me cleped saturnyne
þat hadde wit him a dekene þat was I hote cysine…
Last Lines:
…Now Ihesu crist al myȝty god for here boþer loue
bring vs to þe blisse þat is in heuen aboue
Attributed Title: Seint saturnin and cicin twey holy marteres (f. 235v)
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. “Des Ms. Bodl. 779 jüngere Zusatzlegenden zur südlichen Legendensammlung.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 82 (1889): 307-422: 408-11.